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Popularity Sim
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Popularity is an Aspiration in The Sims 2. Popularity Sims want to make friends as many people as possible. They like to meet somebody new, befriend them, make best friends with them, and eventually become BFF[TS2:FT] with them. This is a neverending cycle of friendship as they tend to want to be friends with anyone they've met. They also love to throw great parties, join Greek house[TS2:U], and have a good Reputation[TS2:AL].

Besides the good friendship development, some Popularity Sims also have bad sides. They tend to want to win a fight against their enemies.

Aspiration Monikers

Level Teen Adult Elder
Platinum Teen Idol Local Hero / Local Heroine Senior Socialite
Gold Mr. Popularity / Ms. Popularity Noted Notable Gray Eminence
High Green Stylin' Scenester Man About Town / Woman About Town Long-time Luminary
Low Green One of the Gang Real Somebody Aging Acquaintance
Low Red Maladjusted Misfit Left-Out Loner Has-been
Deep Red Abject Reject Wretched Outcast Forgotten Fogie

Wants & Fears

The wants are the same for all age groups, except that young adult Sims will often have wants to become the Big Sim on Campus and to join a Greek house. Popularity Sims will often roll wants to become friends with Sims they have recently met, even though they do not know them well.


  • Make a friend
  • Become best friends with Sims
  • Win a fight
  • Beat the Grim Reaper
  • Throw a party
  • Have a great party
  • Fight Sim
  • Go on Outing[TS2:NL]
  • Make a pet friend[TS2:P]
  • Make a BFF[TS2:FT]
  • Become friends with Sim
  • Become BFF with Sim[TS2:FT]
  • Have # friends
  • Have # best friends
  • Have # BFFs[TS2:FT]
  • See the ghost of enemy


  • Lose Sim as friend
  • Lose Sims as best friend
  • Throw a lousy party
  • Make an enemy
  • Have an accident at a party
  • Friend dies

Lifetime Wants

  • Become Celebrity Chef
  • Become Captain Hero
  • Become General
  • Become Hall of Famer
  • Become Mayor
  • Have 20 simultaneous best friends
  • Have 20 simultaneous pet best friends[TS2:P]
  • Own 5 Top-Level Businesses[TS2:OFB]
  • Become Media Magnate[TS2:S]
  • Become Rock God[TS2:S]
  • Become The Law[TS2:S]

Aspiration Desperation

Popularity Desperation

Talk to Cup-Stick Buddy

When a Sim reaches aspiration desperation, they will pull out a paper cup with a face on it that is on a stick and play with it.

FreeTime Aspiration Benefits

Level 1 - Hospitality
Level 2 - Slower Bladder and Energy Motive Decay
Level 3 - Three way calling
Level 4 - Fast Friends


Premade Sims With Aspiration

For a complete list, see Category:Popularity Sims.

Tips & Tricks

  • It is not recommended for a Popularity Sim to have children, unless you want a challenge; as children and toddlers fear having parties and Popularity Sims want to have parties.
  • Being a witch or warlock can be a good thing for Popularity sims as they have wants to make friends and have lots of best friends; powerful good aligned witches can use magic to make friends - this could stack with their 'Fast Friends' Aspiration benefit. They can throw better parties as well, by casting spells to force other sims to accept the next five interactions.
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